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John Clark Knox
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #3
Service:
Appointed by:   Woodrow Wilson
Active:   3/12/1918-4/30/1955
Preceded by:   Martin Thomas Manton
Succeeded by:   Richard Levet
Personal History
Born:   1881
Undergraduate:   Waynesburg College (1902)
Law School:   University of Pennsylvania Law School, Read Law (1904)

John Clark Knox (1881-1966) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

He was nominated by President Woodrow Wilson on March 29, 1918 to fill the seat vacated by Martin Thomas Manton. He was confirmed by the Senate on April 12, 1918, and received commission that same day. From 1948 to 1955, he served as the chief justice. Knox was succeeded in this position by Richard Levet. On April 30, 1955, he assumed senior status and continued to serve in this capacity until his death on August 23, 1966.[1]

Early life and education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Waynesburg College, A.B., 1902
  • Read law, 1904[1]

Professional career

  • Attorney, Law Department, Title Guarantee and Trust Company, New York City, 1905-1913
  • Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of New York, 1913-1918[1]

Judicial career

Southern District of New York

Knox was nominated by President Woodrow Wilson on March 29, 1918 to fill the seat vacated by Martin Thomas Manton. He was confirmed by the Senate on April 12, 1918, and received commission that same day. From 1948 to 1955, he served as the chief justice. Knox was succeeded in this position by Richard Levet. On April 30, 1955, he assumed senior status and continued to serve in this capacity until his death on August 23, 1966.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Martin Thomas Manton
Southern District of New York
1918–1955
Succeeded by:
Richard Levet
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